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Game on for the Student Food Drive!

Brought to you by: ~Melody~

Last year students from Phoenix area high schools collected 124,000 pounds of nonperishable food items for the Food Bank during the national Student Food Drive (SFD). 

This year’s SFD promises to be even more successful as the winning school will be awarded the Food Bank’s Van Hengel Cup at a Phoenix RoadRunner’s hockey game and a chance to receive prizes from US Airways when the drive ends in October.  Named in honor of Food Bank founder John van Hengel, the Van Hengel Cup will reside with the winning school until next year’s SFD.

Last night was the kick-off event for the SFD.  Rocky the RoadRunner joined us, along with last year’s winning school, Mountain Ridge High.  Check out the news coverage on 3TV


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Why you should come back

Brought to you by: ~Melody~

Welcome to The Daily Platter!  I hope you visit again, for a few reasons.

1) We’re going to have stuff to say. I will be posting often, along with a group of guest bloggers.  It would be a drag if no one read what we’re up to.

2) We’re interesting. Our founder, John van Hengel, developed the concept of food banking (more on that later) that has spread throughout the world.

3) We’re involved. St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is deeply involved with the community.  This is a great place to learn about how you can get involved in the lives of others.  Not much is as fulfilling as making a difference, don’t you think?

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